Howard PawleyA service Saturday will celebrate the life of UWindsor professor emeritus Howard Pawley, who died December 30. (photo: Dax Melmer/Windsor Star)

Campus memorial service to celebrate life of late professor emeritus Howard Pawley

The University of Windsor community mourns the death December 30 of the Hon. Howard Pawley, who taught in both the Department of Political Science and the Faculty of Law, and was an associate professor emeritus. A celebration of his life will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 9, in the Ambassador Auditorium, CAW Student Centre.

Professor Pawley was a former premier of Manitoba whose government was noted for changes to human rights legislation; pay equity; worker and environmental protection; support for self-government and improved conditions for First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples; strengthening family law; protecting children through changes to the child welfare system; reaffirming the rights of minorities; support for the multi-cultural fabric of the provinces and Canada; and legislative protection of French language rights.

At the University of Windsor, Pawley served as a Paul Martin Professor in International Affairs and Law and was a valued teacher. He took on leadership roles with the Windsor University Faculty Association and the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT), where he was the founding president of the Harry Crowe Foundation, a charitable organization established by CAUT in 2002 to carry out education and research on academic freedom. He also served as acting director of the University of Windsor’s Centre for Studies in Social Justice.

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